thide family

The Charles Thide Foundation was created out of love and respect through the inspiration of Charles Thide's co-workers and the support of his friends and family.

Charles was a hardworking, healthy 53-year-old man until he was stricken with Multiple Myeloma in December 2003. He put up a brave fight through the next 10 months but lost his battle with this form of bone marrow cancer in October 2004.

Charles is survived by his wife Diane and three children, Chris, Lisa, and Karin, as well as numerous family members and friends. One of his greatest pleasures during his life was helping others.

To honor Charles’ memory and spirit, his coworkers and family have created this foundation to assist individuals suffering from bone marrow and other forms of cancer; to provide for their families during difficult times; to support research to find a cure for cancer.

These goals will carry Charles’ spirit forward by helping families during times of need.

We were very proud of Charles and all he accomplished in his life. He would be proud of our efforts to help others in his honor.